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Trip Galapagos
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Experience the underwater world of the Galapagos and hike to the highest point of the islands, the Sierra Negra volcano, on this 6-day adventure. 
Explore the Galapagos and witness the amazing species that reside there on this 6-day hiking and diving adventure with our partners at Ecuatraveling. From hiking the Sierra Negra volcano to scuba diving through the crystal clear waters of North Seymore, this adventure will give you a first-hand look at one of the most unique places on the planet. Two days of diving are included on this choose-your-own-adventure and your journey can start any day depending on your diving preferences and ability, additional diving days are available at an extra cost. Join us for the ultimate Galapagos trip!

 

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Sample Itinerary, please see dive information below for more information on dive schedule and options
  • 1
    After our early flight from Quito to the Galapagos (Baltra Airport) our transportation will take you to Puerto Ayora. In addition to getting settled in your hotel, this afternoon is free for you to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can get plenty of information about the Galapagos Islands. Before dinner, our divemaster will meet you in the hotel to organize your next two days of diving.
  • 2
    After breakfast, our Galapagos guide will take you to Mosquera Islet, an easily accessed scuba diving site with beautiful white sand beaches and endemic species such as the blue-footed booby. The maximum depth for this dive site is 30m and currents are generally mild. This site is famous for the sea lions that come and play during the dive. Sharks, turtles, rays, barracudas and tropical fish are also common in this area.
  • 3
    Today we’ll enjoy another awesome day of diving in warm blue waters. We head to Bartolome and Cousins Islands which offer fascinating underwater landscapes, complete with terraced steps that descend to 30 meters before dropping down to a sandy bottom at 40 meters. The steps are covered with soft black coral and are an excellent place to find Pacific seahorses. Whitetip reef sharks, green sea turtles, large moray eels, and octopi are often found swimming around the overhang of the steps. Manta rays, hammerheads, schools of barracudas, other reef fish can also be seen at these sites and off into the blue.
  • 4
    Start the day with some free time and head to Torutga Bay. This luxurious white sand beach is a great place to see marine iguanas and have the opportunity to go kayaking along the coast. Many travelers spot Tintoreras sharks while exploring here. In the afternoon, your transportation will pick you up from the hotel in Puerto Ayora and after lunch you will take a speed boat to Isabela Island (2 hours), where you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon and spend the night relaxing.
  • 5
    After an early breakfast, we’ll take an exciting excursion to the Sierra Negra volcano. This volcano is located 13 miles from Port Villamil and has the second largest volcanic crater in the world, measuring 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. To arrive at this incredible sight we take a 45 minute bus ride to the Galapagos National Park where we will register our visit and begin our hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano. We’ll then proceed to the Volcan Chico where you can feel the warmth of the ground as proof of the volcano’s activity. Here we’ll stop for a box lunch before returning to the hotel. After a brief rest, we’ll have the chance to go snorkeling or swimming at Concha Perla where we can observe the colorful fish, sea urchins, starfish, sea lions, or even sea turtles.
  • 6
    An early morning speedboat will take us back to Puerto Ayora, and after a quick breakfast you will head to the airport to catch your flight to go back to Quito, ending your Galapagos vacation.

Trip Package Includes: 

  • 5 nights accommodation in Tourist Superior Hotel in Santa Cruz and Isabela (based in a triple room)
  • Transfers to/from Baltra Airport
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Local transportation, inter-island transportation
  • Two day diving program (2) immersions per day
  • Activities in Isabela 
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)

Trip Package Does Not Include:

  • International flights to/from Quito
  • Domestic flights to/from Baltra (Galapagos)
  • National Park entrance fee ($100)
  • Ingala transit card ($20)
  • Extra expenses, meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance including personal medical insurance (required for scuba diving)

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Area Information
The Galapagos Islands

Our Galapagos adventure travel trip will explore the enchanting island chain located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. Made up of 19 islands, 4 of which are inhabited by humans, the archipelago is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Home to many endemic species such as the Flightless Cormorant, the Galapagos Penguin, and the giant Galapagos Tortoise, the isolated islands inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit in 1835. Today the Islands are still home to many research and conservation efforts along with plenty of educational opportunities, such as the Charles Darwin Research Center, which we will visit on our trip. Aside from its biological diversity, the islands are home to beautiful tropical ecosystems with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.

Diving Information
2 Dives Included in trip package, dives only happen on specified days.
  • 1
    Monday - Daphne Minor & North Seymour: Divers of all levels can join the diving at Daphne Minorand North Seymour. It is considered an easy dive although there can be stronger currents. Daphne is an extinct volcano with a platform that includes a small cave located 6 meters deep. We dive with Sea Turtles, Whitetip Reef Sharks and Stingrays. Then we head to North Seymore situated in the north of the Santa Cruz Island. This is one of the areas to find Hammerhead Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Oceanic Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Ray, Golden Rays, Mobulas Rays, Galapagos garden Eels, and many tropical fishes.
  • 2
    Tuesday - North Seymour & Mosquera: Divers of all levels can join the diving at North Seymour. This dive is considered easy although their can be stronger currents and more swimming with the currents is required than Daphne Minor.North Seymour is situated in the north of Santa Cruz Island where we can see many species of sea life including Galapagos Garden Eels and many tropical fishes. Then we head to Mosquera which is an islet formed of rock and sand, located in the channel formed between Seymour and Baltra Island. Here, we can find colonies of Sea Lions interacting with each other.
  • 3
    Wednesday & Sunday - Gordon Rock: Divers of intermediate or advanced level can join the diving in the Gordon Rock. Divers with at least 20 immersions or one of our other dives are welcome on this dive due to strong currents and surge.Gordon Rock is situated in the east coast of Santa Cruz, and is considered the best place for diving in the central islands and is a world-renowned dive location.We can see big schools of Hammerheard Sharks, Black tip Sharks, White tip reef Sharks,Green Sea Turtles, Barracudas, Spotted Eagle Rays, Mobulas Rays, reef fishes and many more!
  • 4
    Thursday - Mosquera & Daphne Minor: Divers of all levels can join the diving in Mosquera and Daphne Minor. This is one of the most beginner divers, with shelving reef and no strong currents. First, we visit Mosquera which is an islet formed by rock and sand. This spot is situated in the channel formed between Seymour and Baltra Islands. We we will come across many species of sea life including families of Seas Lions swimming together. The second spot is Daphne Minor, which is an extinct volcano with a platform that includes a small cave located 6 meters deep. We can dive with Sea Turtles, White tip Sharks, and rays. At 20 meters depth, there is a pinnacle where the variety of fish and marine species is abundant from Surgeon fish and Salemans to Giant Blankets.
  • 5
    Friday - Cousin Rock & Bartolome: Divers of all levels can join the diving in the Cousin Rock and Bartolome. This is one of the most beginner dives, with shelving reef and no strong currents. Cousin Rock is situated in the North West part of the Santiago Islands.
    At this location, we have the chance to see dolphins, to dive with Stingrays, Galapagos sea lions, colorful fishes, and many more. Bartolome is an island located in the east of the Santiago Islands. We get to dive in the shelving reef with many White Tip Reef Sharks.
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

On our Galapagos adventure travel package, you will experience a great diversity of Island ecosystems, including cloud forests, dry forests, white sand beaches, and warm tropical ocean waters. The Galapagos Islands have two main seasons, dry season and wet (warm) season. June - December is the dry season and generally known for its clear skies and occasional mid-day showers, average air temps are in the mid 70’s and water temps average in the low 70’s. December - May is the wet, or warm, season with more frequent rain and cloudier skies, temps are warmer, averaging in the mid 80’s, and water temps are in the high 70’s.

Remember that during our time in Quito, the weather will be a little colder, at an elevation of 9,300 ft, it averages from the high 60’s in the day to high 40’s at night.  Please refer to the packing list and as a rule of thumb, pack light! We recommend the use of a duffel bag (60 liters) for the main luggage and a daypack (20 liters) with a rain cover for outdoor activities.
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FAQ
FAQ
  • How do I use my voucher once I purchase from evo? Are departures guaranteed?
    Once you have purchased your voucher from evo, please contact Ecuatraveling to check availability and book your stay. Travel must be completed by 12/31/2020. Please note departures require a minimum of 2 guests in order to run. Single departures can be available at the cost of the guest. During high season, Dec/Jan. please be sure to book well in advance to guarantee your space. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have confirmed your stay with Ecuatraveling.
  • What are the accommodations like?
    We will be staying first-class accommodations throughout the trip. Accommodations are based on triple occupancy. If you would like a single room please inquire directly with evo to check pricing and availability. If you would like to guarantee a private departure please contact us for rates.
  • What skill/experience level is required for this trip?
    Moderate fitness for both hiking and swimming is required for this trip. Hiking Sierra Negra is about a 4 hour round trip journey and although it is just above sea level it will more than likely be warm or hot on your hike so be sure to bring plenty of water. Scuba diving requires divers to be moderate to advanced swimmers and in all-around good health. If you have any medical conditions you must inform your Ecuatravling staff for your own safety and the safety of others. All divers, will receive a briefing the day before of the basic knowledge to make sure the divers and instructor are on the same level. All instructors will monitor divers carefully and guide them where necessary.
  • What is included on the dives?
    Gear: Check dive + 2 tanks dives, complete dive gear: 5 o 7mm wetsuit, regulator, BCD, mask, fins, booties, gloves, weight belt, tanks. Additional services: bilingual dive guides certified by the Galapagos National Park, hyperbaric chamber assistance, emergency Oxygen and first aid kit, land and marine transportation. Extras: snacks and soft drinks, photos and videos of the dive, breakfast, lunch, towels.
  • What is not included on the dives/ what do I need to bring?
    Entrances fees are not included. Tips for guides are not included and always appreciated . Please bring swimsuits, sunblock, drinking water and an underwater camera (go-pros for rent)
  • What gear should I bring? Do you offer rentals?
    Please see the packing list above. All scuba gear is included.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    evo will refer to Ecuatraveling’s cancellation policies. The cost of cancellation penalties are based on the cost of services provided by Ecuatraveling and third parties such as hotels. Depending on the time of your cancellation and departure, cancelation fees will vary. If your chosen date no longer works for you, you may be able to change your dates although this is not guaranteed. For more information on cancelation for this trip please inquire with evo. We highly recommend booking travel insurance through World Nomads.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    You will meet the group at the Baltra Airport on the morning of the first day of your trip where you will then be transferred to Puerto Ayora.
  • Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
    If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please inform Ecuatraveling prior to your departure. Vegetarians, vegans and those who are gluten-free are very welcome on these trips, our guides are always ready to coordinate with chefs and restaurants for substitute meals for them. Please be aware though, that vegan options may be limited on the islands and bringing, seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables is strictly prohibited.
  • What is the minimum number of guests per trip?
    Each trip requires 2 guests to depart.
Testimonials
This is our second experience with Ecuatravel and they continue to be excellent. They are professional, patient in answering questions, responsive with quick turnaround—going above and beyond, walking with you through the process and trip details.
Max
Galapagos Guest June 2019

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